Olmert orders suicide bomber accomplices released
Yesterday, Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert
ordered the release
of two 'Palestinian' suicide bomber accomplices who were captured by the IDF because they had been granted
' as part
of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades leadership. The terrorists were captured
in the Ein Bet Al Ma
'refugee camp.' This is from WorldNetDaily's account:
Earlier today, the Israel Defense Forces thwarted a suicide attack reportedly meant for the center of Israel when it arrested a would-be bomber and two of his accomplices – Jamal and Ibrahim Ismail, who are brothers and senior leaders of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist group.
The Brigades, the "military wing" of Fatah, took responsibility together with the Islamic Jihad terror organization for every suicide bombing in Israel the past three years.
In a gesture to Abbas, Olmert in July granted amnesty to 178 West Bank-based members of the Brigades. The Ismail brothers were on the amnesty list. The amnesty agreement required that the terrorists disarm, refrain from terror activities and restrict their movements for three months to the area in which they reside.
The IDF announced in a statement the Ismail brothers were collaborators in today's foiled suicide bombing.
The arrest infuriated Al Aqsa Brigades leaders.
Ala Senakreh, the chief of the Brigades in the West Bank, told WND if the Ismail brothers were not immediately released his group would break the amnesty list and attack Israel.
But after the arrest, the Ismails were released.
According to security sources, the release was ordered by Olmert after complaints by Abbas officials.
Asked for comment, a spokeswoman for the IDF confirmed the release but said the matter should be raised with Olmert's office.
David Baker, Olmert's spokesman, could not immediately provide a statement on the issue.
Today's episode is at least the third time in recent weeks Brigades members on Olmert's amnesty list were captured violating the amnesty agreement but then released after Palestinian officials complained.
Can you imagine the United States capturing al-Zawahari and then letting him go because he's been granted 'amnesty'? That's essentially what happened here. Beyond words.